Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) is offering a bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity analytics and operations (CYAOP) starting fall 2020.

“A degree in cybersecurity from Penn State Lehigh Valley will provide our students a desired skill set that is in high demand at the professional level. They’ll be able to take advantage of the numerous internship and job opportunities in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas, by utilizing the Penn State brand recognition and the technological knowledge you will gain from this program,” said Dan Jalosinski, information security and risk analysis analyst at Johnson and Johnson, who is a 2020 PSU-LV alumnus with a degree in information sciences and technology and who now works in cybersecurity. “This is a perfect path for anyone looking for an in-demand career that will always be changing, evolving and exciting.”

CYAOP is offered through a University College Statewide Consortium with Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Shenango and York. Six focus areas allow CYAOP students to create a custom application sequence for further study, including application development, geopolitics, law and policy, economics, healthcare and custom application. The consortium allows students the opportunity to learn from instructors who are experts in their field and with class sizes that allow for maximum learning and application of the skills learned in class.